Parking meter rates were supposed to increase Jan. 1 in Chicago, but so far, not one meter has been changed to the new rates, which would make downtown meter parking the most expensive in North America.
The city’s parking meters, Chicago area water rates, cigarettes, license plates — all are getting more expensive this year.
Another year, another rate hike for Chicago’s parking meters. Starting next Tuesday, parking meters in downtown Chicago will have the most expensive downtown parking rates in North America.
The New Year is bringing pain in the pocketbook for a lot of Chicagoans, because of a list of higher fees for everything from parking to tolls.
For the fourth consecutive year, parking meter rates in Chicago are about to go up under the city’s maligned 75-year lease of its parking meters.
Chicago’s parking rates rank among the highest in the nation, both for daily and monthly parking.
The company that leases Chicago’s streetside parking spaces has already begun implementing a scheduled rate hike, starting with the most expensive zones.